GM Essence Hoi An: Honeymooners should not miss these

“Being ancient, peaceful and stunning, Hoi An is the ideal destination of newlyweds from all around the world”, said Ms. Salome Villaflor, General Manager of Essence Hoi An Hotel & Spa.

Getting lost in Hoi An Ancient Town

There’s nowhere else you want to get lost in more than Hoi An Ancient Town. As an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port, Hoi An with its buildings and street plan reflect the influences that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

The ancient and picturesque scenery of Hoi An is even more stunning at night when vibrant nightlife can set a perfect mood for all newlyweds. When the sun sets, Hoi An Ancient Town glows with thousands of lanterns hung in every corner of the place. The nightlife scene comprises trendy bistros, cafés, bars, artistic lounges, and live music venues set within the bustling Ancient Town and Riverside.

Especially, on the lunar 14th every month, all electric lights are turned off around 19:00-21:00 so that the people can drop twinkling flower lanterns on Thu Bon river to wish for luck and peaceful life. The beautiful sight of hundreds of sparkling lights from small lanterns on the water can overwhelm even the most fastidious visitors to this Ancient Town.


Although it is a small town, Hoi An has a very diverse food culture. There are so many different specialty dishes to try. Among the most famous dishes of Hoi An are Chicken Rice (Com Ga), white rose dumplings (Banh Vac), Mi Quang which can be bought from stalls or restaurants around Hoi An.

Newlyweds should never forget to taste Banh Mi, the famous Vietnamese baguette sandwich that fuses French (bread, mayonnaise, pate, cold cuts) with Vietnamese (barbecue pork, cilantro, herbs, pickled veg, chilli sauce). Madame Khanh or Banh Mi Phuong are two most famous Banh Mi shops in Hoi An. There are a few more variations of fillings available but the standard is still a very affordable 20,000 dong.

Visiting attractive coffee shops

Hoi An is full of attractive coffee shops where couples can drop by for drinks. While Reaching Out impresses customers with its ancient architecture and peaceful atmosphere, Mango Room amazes visitors by vivid colors of its furniture items from walls, ceiling fan, to pillows and plates.

If you are gemstone lovers, do not miss GAM. Located in the heart of Hoi An’s Ancient Town, Gemstones Art Museum (GAM) is a hundred year – old colonial building. True to its name, GAM is not only a café but also a mini museum of gemstones with more than six hundred exclusive pieces.

Exploring historic attractions

Old houses can be considered the soul of Hoi An. Do make it a point to visit the Din Ky old house and the Japanese bridge, where you can listen to interesting historic stories and get to know how indigenous people lived in the past.

Newlyweds can be caught up in the maze of very special old houses here. Statistics show that Hoi An has over 1,000 ancient houses but tourists are recommended to visit the 3 most famous and featured old houses which are Tan Ky, Quan Thang, Phung Hung. Along with other historic monuments, old houses are the highlight of Hoi An as a world cultural heritage.

Choosing the best hotel to stay

In order to enjoy a great trip, don’t forget to stay at a great hotel. Among many nice hotels in town, Essence Hoi An Hotel & Spa can be your most ideal choice.

Being less than a 10-minute walk from town center, the property brings the combination of ancient beauty and modern features. Standing on the balcony of comfortable guestroom, honeymooners can enjoy romantic moments with the sight of green rice field, the wave sound of Thu Bon river nearby, and the rice aroma in the wind.

Essence Hoi An is highly recommended by many tourists. Located at 132 Hung Vuong Street, the hotel has 70 guestrooms with guestroom fee ranges from only $57. Newlyweds can have full access to a gymnasium, swimming pool and spa treatment. Essence Hoi An also top the list of the busiest hotels in Hoi An.

“With positive feedback from 98% of our customers for our services, we are confident to bring you the perfect combination of luxury, comfort and privacy. If you are travelling for your honeymoon and finding a sweet escape in fabulous Hoi An, remember to put HAE to your list”, said Ms. Salome Villaflor, General Manager of Essence Hoi An Hotel & Spa.

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